Discover Our Museums
The University Museums team designs unique tours to engage and spark your curiosity! Visitors of all ages are welcome to join us on a guided tour, led by our museum staff and museum docents. We hope you’ll leave your tour with a sense of excitement and interest to learn more about the art in our collection.
Schedule your guided tour
Tour all the galleries, or just the one that interests you most. As a department at an institution of higher learning, the University Museums’ staff and docents will conduct exhibition and collection tours for the general public and organized educational groups. The University Museums Interpretive Specialist must verbally or in writing approve all after hours and weekend tours.
Brunnier Art Museum: Tours available Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Christian Petersen Art Museum: Tours available Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Farm House Museum: Tours available Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Art on Campus and Anderson Sculpture Garden: Tours available Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tours for groups of ten or more at the Brunnier Art Museum, Art on Campus, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Farm House Museum may be arranged by contacting the University Museums Interpretation Specialist at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date. Tour request can also be submitted online via the Tour Request Form on University Museums website. Tours at the University Museums will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Children must be accompanied by adult(s) as outlined by the Iowa State University Office of Risk Management.
All tours are coordinated by the Interpretation Specialist. After receiving a tour request, the Interpretation Specialist will confirm the request with a tour confirmation email and/or a telephone confirmation if the time and date are available. If the time and date are not available, the Interpretation Specialist will contact the individual to make alternative arrangements. The University Museums has the right to decline any tour requests. All tours will be placed on the shared University Museums Outlook calendar.
All educational tours to university classes and school groups during regular hours will not be assessed a tour fee. Non-ISU affiliated adult tours during regular hours will be charged the lesser of $75 or $5 per person. There is no charge for after-hours educational tours to university classes and school groups including weekends and evenings. Non-ISU affiliated adult tours requested for after hours will be charged $5 per person with a minimum tour fee of $50. Tour fees cover a maximum tour length of two hours. An additional $50 per hour fee will be charged for tours lasting longer than two hours.